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The Resource Hans Jonas : the integrity of thinking, David J. Levy

Hans Jonas : the integrity of thinking, David J. Levy

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Hans Jonas : the integrity of thinking
Title
Hans Jonas
Title remainder
the integrity of thinking
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David J. Levy
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Language
eng
Summary
"Hans Jonas: The Integrity of Thinking provides the first overall account of the work of Hans Jonas. While Jonas is not the best-known thinker of the twentieth century, David J. Levy shows that he is one of the most important. Levy covers the philosopher{u2019}s life and his contributions to the history of religion, philosophical biology, philosophical anthropology, ethics, and theology. Jonas{u2019}s work is situated in relationship to that of his first intellectual mentor, Martin Heidegger, as well as that of such related thinkers among his contemporaries as Eric Voegelin. Setting Jonas{u2019}s work in the historical and philosophical context of his life and times, Levy summarizes Jonas{u2019}s original achievements in fields as apparently diverse as the history of ancient Gnosticism, the philosophical significance of biology, the problems of ethics in a technological age, and the mysteries of theology, while demonstrating the notable unity of theme and purpose that guided his various fields of inquiry. Jonas{u2019}s work will become increasingly significant in the years ahead as we face the problems produced by current developments in technology such as biological engineering. Such issues were of particular interest for him, and he was unique among his philosophical contemporaries in devoting attention to them. His eloquent writings on these themes bring wisdom and common sense anchored in Jonas{u2019}s own historical and biographical experience of the fragility of human life and the common good. Having begun his academic life in Germany between the world wars, he later served in the British army throughout the struggle against Hitler and lost his mother at Auschwitz. Unlike the scattered works, anthologies, and essays that are currently available, Hans Jonas: The Integrity of Thinking provides a much-needed single, coherent overview of the various fields to which Jonas{u2019}s attention was drawn, bringing out the unified, systematic quality of Jonas{u2019}s philosophical approach."--Publishers website
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Levy, David J
Dewey number
193
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
B3279.J664
LC item number
L48 2002
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Eric Voegelin Institute series in political philosophy
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Jonas, Hans
Label
Hans Jonas : the integrity of thinking, David J. Levy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
48475329
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 152 pages
Isbn
9780826213839
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001057464
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Label
Hans Jonas : the integrity of thinking, David J. Levy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48475329
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 152 pages
Isbn
9780826213839
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001057464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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